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Driverless Cars Should Sacrifice Their Passengers For The Greater Good, Just Not When I'm The Passenger

New research has found most people think driverless cars programmed to sacrifice their passengers for the greater good are a good idea – but that not many would drive their family around in one.


The Ethics And Fears Of Driverless Cars

Driverless cars hold the promise of safer transport. But how should they react when loss of life appears inevitable? Should a car swerve to miss a pedestrian on the road, even if doing so would kill the passenger?


Google Is Teaching Its Driverless Cars How To Be Bigger Arseholes On The Road

Google’s driverless cars are tiny, compact and have what can only be described as “car face” with headlights that look like eyes and a sensor that looks like a nose. Generally speaking, they’re pretty cute, which makes Google’s latest experiment — teaching them to honk — all the more amusing.


NVIDIA's Future Lies In AI, Cars And Deep Learning

You can’t have Computex without NVIDIA, and the annual tech conference wouldn’t be the same without a conference or two from the GPU giant. But while Pascal and the GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 are drawing a lot of headlines right now, what’s really intriguing is the world with which NVIDIA has inextricably tied its future to.


Australia Isn't Ready For Driverless Cars

If Australians want to take to the road in autonomous vehicles, our road rules are going to need an overhaul. That’s the gist of a report put out by the National Transport Commission today, which has identified what parts of our transport laws need to change if Australia is going to keep up with increasing levels of vehicle automation.


The Government's Smart Cities Plan For Australia: Uber, Driverless Cars, And Clean Energy

The Turnbull government’s newly announced Smart Cities Plan name-checks the “sharing economy” and hints at a vision of the future where Australia’s major cities are dragging kicking and screaming into the 21st century with ride-sharing services like Uber and GoGet, the proliferation of autonomous vehicles and buildings that use energy more efficiently.


Australia Now Has The Southern Hemisphere's Most Advanced Driving Simulator

Video: A partnership between the Australian Road Research Board and the Curtin-Monash Accident Research Center will see the Southern hemisphere’s most advanced driving simulator installed at Curtin University’s Technology Park, where it will be used to study the impact of driverless cars, distractions like mobile phones, and new designs for roadways.


Elon Musk Claims Tesla's Autopilot Decreases Crashes By Half

Tesla’s new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has already saved a few YouTubers from spectacular crashes. But according to Elon Musk, those aren’t the exception to the rule: Autopilot has decreased crashes by 50 per cent in a few months.


Why The US Need An Autonomous-Only Highway From Canada To Mexico 

Autonomous cars are hot and flashy and new. Roads, by and large, are expensive and shockingly boring. But unfortunately, autonomous cars will only work if some radical changes are made to our infrastructure, and this proposed highway is a good place to start.


Toyota's 'Guardian Angel' Would Grab The Steering Wheel From Humans To Prevent A Crash

Self-driving cars, as popularised by the likes of Google and Tesla, are meant to be transportation bubbles that operate free of any human interference. But full autonomy isn’t the only option, and Toyota is investing in a system that would use computers as an aid to human drivers, not a replacement.


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